Brainstorm ways you can be a ”giver” and create a list of small, random acts of kindness and love that you can perform during the month of December. Choose one of the acts and explain in detail how you will do it and who may benefit from your act of kindness.
There are many ways to be a “giver”. You can donate to a food bank, or homeless people on the street. You can do services for free for those in poverty. You can even allow the homeless to stay in your own home, but that is quite extreme. The act of donating to a food bank is a simple but helpful act that can potentially save lives. It’s as simple as buying items from a list of requested items for a local food bank and bringing them to the food bank. This will benefit those who are too poor to afford food from a normal grocery store. I think food banks are not given enough contributions and I hope this post reminds you to donate to one. If you don’t have time you can donate money instead, which is sometimes even more beneficial for the bank than actual food.
I have had to show courage the first time I went away to sleep away camp at CBB. It can be scary having to live away from your family and your home, but you get over it after a little bit. You can still get homesick though, which is a little different than fear. I feel that the hardest thing about courage is that little nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you aren’t making the right choice and that everything is about to go wrong. The only solution is simply to ignore that feeling and march on. Ultimately the only thing to fear is fear itself.
Describe a place that you have traveled to that you hold close to your heart. What is so special about this place? (It doesn’t have to be a vacation spot. Some of the most special places may be close to home!)
The place I’ve traveled that is most special to me is actually a vacation spot. Every year during the Christmas break, much of my family goes to the Gleneagles resort in Fort Lauderdale Florida. No matter where they live the rest of the year, they will come and that is why it is special. For two weeks we can catch up with family from all over the USA and Canada. All our cousins in one place, and a nice place at that! I’m so happy that each year we can meet up with family we may have not had a chance to see in person all year! Unfortunately we could not go last year due to COVID, but this year we may be able to come again. Maybe it’s stereotypical but as they say, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.